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Two Hagerstown residents charged in carjacking

July 09, 2012
  • Megan Marie Sweeney
Megan Marie Sweeney

Two Hagerstown residents have been charged with stealing a van as it was stopped Sunday on U.S. 40 near Greenbrier State Park, Maryland State Police said.

James Odans Jr., 40, and Megan Marie Sweeney, 25, were charged with one count each of theft of a motor vehicle, theft less than $1,000, theft less than $10,000 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to a news release from state police.

Troopers said that William Newton, 67, of Frederick, Md., told police he was giving two people a ride from Williamsport to Frederick. When he made a stop along U.S. 40, one of the passengers jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off in his Plymouth van.

Police said the van was found a short time later in a driveway on Easterday Road in Frederick County, Md.

Odans and Sweeney were captured during a search by state police and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the release said.

Sweeney was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond Sunday night.


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